HESH-D478DC: Medieval: Coin

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Unique ID: HESH-D478DC

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver half Penny of Henry IV (1399 - 1413), Light coinage initial mark - plain cross - pellet to right of crown - possibly extra very small pellet in quarters 2 and 4. However - it should be noted that the coin is double struck / brockage with elements of reverse and obverse being present on oppoite sides of the coin

Withers Type 4 / North 1367

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1412
Date to: Exactly AD 1413

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.47 g
Diameter: 15.9 mm

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Hereford Museum Object Entry Form: HFDMG: 3260

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Henry IV of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Halfpenny: Henry IV, Light coinage, Withers type 4
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing - pellet wither side of crown
Obverse inscription: HENRI [...]
Reverse description: Long cross divides field - three pellets in each quarter - tiny extra pellet in quarters 2 and 4.
Reverse inscription: CIVITAS LONDON
Initial mark: Plain Cross
Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: South Northamptonshire (District)
Parish or ward: Wicken (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP7639
Four figure Latitude: 52.04419594
Four figure longitude: -0.8932804
1:25K map: SP7639
1:10K map: SP73NE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1991 English Hammered Coinage: Volume 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662 London Spink and Son Ltd
Withers, P. and Withers, B.R. 2003 Halfpennies and Farthings: Henry IV, V and VI Llanfyllin Galata Print

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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